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Highest Commitment on Safety

 
 

Child Resistant system’s global implementation

What does exactly mean “Child Resistant”?

Child Resistant lighter definition: A CR lighter is the one that complies with the current legislation in USA and the European Union, carrying a device that prevents that 85% of children of an age equal or inferior to 52 months ignite it.
It is necessary to pass a test with more than 100 children through an accredited laboratory.

September 2010:
As a world leader, Flamagas takes an historical decision.

Flamagas decides to place from now on only CR flint lighters on the market.

Why such a decision?

It would be irresponsible from our side not to protect children if we possess and master the CR technology that keeps the lighter adult friendly .

We know that adult users are happy with our child resistant system because:

Consumer tests were conducted in 10 countries of different cultures where there is no CR legislation. We haven’t received ANY consumer complaint after having sold over 500 million flint lighters with this CR device in the European Union (where CR legislation was adopted 3 years ago), in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Why is Flamagas’ CR system so well perceived by the consumers?
 
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1. The child is not able to generate sufficient energy to ignite due to the shorter rotation angle of the pentagonal wheel:

The pentagonal side wheels reduce the rotation angle from 110o to 72o: A reduction of 35% of the rotation angle. The shorter rotation angle produces a much inferior spark than a standard lighter:

  • Since it has a shorter run to generate it.
  • Since it has much less acceleration: When activating the wheel, it starts turning slowly and keeps accelerating with the finger impulse, until the run finishes, at a much higher speed than the initial one. Finishing then the shorter run at a much lower speed. This slower speed produces as well much lesser energy (spark).

Only when the child succeeds rotating the wheel (most of times he is not able), the strength he applies to the pentagonal wheel does not produce enough energy to ignite the lighter.

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1. The child is not able to generate sufficient energy to ignite due to the shorter rotation angle of the pentagonal wheel:

2. Lesser Grip:
The second difficulty for the child are the flat and plain sides of the pentagonal wheel which have less grip and are more slippery for the child’s finger.












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1. The child is not able to generate sufficient energy to ignite due to the shorter rotation angle of the pentagonal wheel.

2. Lesser Grip.

3. Smaller contact surface:
The child’s finger has a smaller effective contact surface on the pentagonal wheels than on the round ones, resulting on an additional resistance to ignite the lighter.

As a conclusion:
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